Skip to main content

Tag: Tampa Bay

UF research aims to help reduce nitrogen flow into Tampa Bay

Not all algal blooms are harmful, but Amanda Muni-Morgan hopes to eventually mitigate the impacts of nutrients going into Tampa Bay. Those nutrients – often brought to the estuary by stormwater runoff — can fuel a harmful algal… Read More

UF scientists identify the potentially invasive Tropical clawed frog

Does the thought of a frog fascinate you or freak you out? What if you imagined one with claws? University of Florida scientists have confirmed a clawed frog species in the Tampa area, and they don’t know yet… Read More

UF scientists to probe downstream ecological impacts of stormwater ponds

Florida teems with rain. Depending on where you live, you might get 40 to 60 inches annually. That rain must go somewhere. Enter Florida’s 76,000 stormwater pods. When it rains, the water runs off the land, bringing chemicals,… Read More

UF/IFAS urban forestry agent honored by national society

SEFFNER, Fla. — In his 15 years with UF/IFAS, Extension forester Rob Northrop has worked with scientists to bring much-needed tree shade to the Tampa Bay metropolitan area. His work is now being recognized nationally. Northrop takes an… Read More

Wastewater Worries

Rain. It happens. Especially in Florida. We are known as the “Sunshine State”, but we might be better off being called the “Umbrella State” as we have an average of 54.5 inches of rain a year. This rain… Read More

Plastic in My Toothpaste?!

I didn’t use this title just to catch your attention; I used this title because it’s true. Some toothpaste products actually contain tiny pieces of plastic. Often the “stuff” that makes your toothpaste look pretty is really plastic… Read More